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England Under 20s bring Purdy in for injured Jennings

30 April 2013

  • Purdy in for injured Jennings
  • Jennings out with arm injury

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England Under 20s have been forced into making a change to their IRB Junior World Championship squad after Sale Sharks centre Mark Jennings was ruled out with an arm injury.

Leicester Tigers wing Henry Purdy has been called in as his replacement. The 18-year-old back played for the Under 20s three times during the successful 2013 Six Nations campaign, scoring one try against France in Worcester.

Jennings tweeted: "Absolutely gutted to miss out on the Junior World Championship. Op on Thursday hope all goes well, wish the boys all the best!"